Thursday, December 19, 2013

Communications from fake academic publishers

My bff's at SciKnow emailed me again:
Dear Doctor/Professor,

 SciKnow is a not-for-profit open access publisher, focusing on
fostering openly shared critical information, scientific research, and
dissemination of knowledge on challenging issues in the global
academic community.

 SciKnow provides rapid publication and publishes vigorously
peer-reviewed papers covering a wide range of academic disciplines,
such as: Agriculture, Architecture, Biology & Life Science, Chemistry
& Materials Science, Computer Science & Communication, Earth &
Environmental Sciences, Education, Law & Political Science, Medicine &
Health Sciences, Physics & Mathematics, Social Sciences, Technology
and Engineering.
But wait, there's more.
 3. There will be discount on article processing fee for the articles
submitted to charging journals before February 2014.

 Additionally, SciKnow Sincerely invites experts and scientists to
join us as Editor-in-Chief/ Editor/Reviewer of journals.
Here's SciKnow's statement about the one 'philosophy' journal listed: The Journal of Social Philosophy Research:
 Authors are solicited to contribute to this journal by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in social philosophy research. The journal addresses a wide range of subjects, from individual meanings to legitimacy of laws, from the social contract to criteria for revolution, from the functions of everyday actions to the effects of science on culture, from changes in human demographics.
Here's the statement about the 'Open Journal of Education':
 Authors are solicited to contribute to this journal by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in social science. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Adult Learning; Child teaching; Education and Urban Society; Education and Psychological Measurement; Education Researcher; Gifted Education international; Higher Education.
And that of the 'Open Journal of Social Science Research':
 Authors are solicited to contribute to this journal by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in social science. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: childhood studies; Education; Health; Safety; Social and Political Science; law; Security.
SciKnow is of course a resident of Beall's list.

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